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anti-government forces in eastern ukraine have downed a military transport plane carrying weapons and troops all forty nine aboard were killed. plus ukraine braces itself for the gas to be cut off as its dead deadline looms r.t. has a breakdown of the key players and motives behind the deadlock which is threatening to leave your politically in the cold. also terrorists who are now in control of iraq's north reportedly plan to form a new government in the region in the next twenty four hours that's as the country resorts to volunteer fighters to drive out the radicals. and from surveillance to nuclear warheads we'll look at fears that britain's ever closer ties with the u.s.
are all give and no take and could be in danger in u.k. national security. five famous care you're watching r t international with me we're going to joshie anti-government fighters in lugansk in east ukraine have shot down a military transport plane in the ukrainian army says all forty nine people on board were killed video has emerged showing the moment of the attack and its aftermath the plane came down at logan airport in cape officials say they consider this a terror attack. has the details. well the plane was shot down in the early hours of saturday morning as it approached new guns airport here confirming that on board
at the time troops equipment machinery and food activists are claiming responsibility for the attack saying they brought the jet down with an anti aircraft may silence. our forces of look at the airport which is a strategic point in lugansk and demanded their all ukrainian troops later also warned that any military jets flying over trying to land there will be considered an aggressor at their own to the evolution seventy six jet attempted to land it was hit with a rocket that exploded inside the plane bank to one side started losing height and crashed at the airport lugansk has been bombarded by the ukrainian military and air force in recent weeks it's really been one of the centers of the ukrainian army's all the anti terror operation as they're calling it in fact earlier this month eight civilians were killed when a ukrainian military asteroid hit the city center well in terms of what else is happening in the region the ukrainian army says it has regained control of the port
city of mariupol following intense fighting there the ukrainian military have targeted the city as well as part of this anti terror operation is they're calling it following intense battles they say that they have reclaimed matthew told five activists were killed in the ukrainian flag is now flying above the administrative building that meanwhile moscow is calling for an investigation into reports that white phosphorus bombs have been dropped on the city of slavyansk the city is also saying face fighting of course in recent weeks between pro and anti-government forces but videos have emerged showing what appears to be fire bombs being dropped on the city despite the video footage and i witness reports here is denying such weapons have been used. meanwhile in a neighboring region anti-government fighters say they have also shot down a ukrainian plane the style a bomber activist told r.t. they're now questioning the pilot. the plane went down near
a local village the pilot has been found and taken into custody. carried out strikes noontime. killing two people going to. foreign policy analysts suggest risk of it says the losses might actually make the kiev government see reason. when they're actually previous to the coming of the waters from expense because the way in which the ukrainian authorities. over the weeks has been and will be extreme they obviously you know my number i did weapons whatever. it was here and i think it became over in the. ukraine is not good then he was. going to have a. political analyst legs out of poverty police cave and its allies will just use the incident to further denounce russia. just going to blame russia but blaming the for the past several weeks this is supposed to be the best coalition on the part of
. how these people managed to down the play i mean if you work with moscow. you crane has its own military industry but they're going to pin the blame on russia because the real target is russia it's not even the southeast or the east of ukraine so i expect escalation from early and all the ones from nato from washington london brussels berlin fortunate with. refugees fleeing a crisis in east ukraine claim the army won't let man leave the country he spoke to some of the ukraine family split by the conflict and hear their stories later in the program when we visit a refugee camp in russia it's overflowing with women and children. ukraine's prime minister has ordered the government to prepare for a gas supply caught on monday more than four billion dollars in debt has just days
left now to pay at least half what it owes if the deadline is not met russia will start only delivering gas that's been paid for up front can no one talk to our correspondent about the deadlock. so are these latest gas price talks of collapse we seem to be back to square one who's holding it up is ukraine or is it russia was the picture all depends on who you ask for example ukraine says that russia's price is too high and moscow says that u.s. demands are simply absurd so let's have a look at the facts first starters ukraine admittedly owes billions of dollars to russia and gazprom has actually moved the deadline for payment back four times and now it's seven rounds of negotiations plus a huge ship here though it's still to be purged and we'll talk about what kind of strong position ukraine is in a moment but their economy is so bad that the moment we're going to pay them that is true but remember that i.m.f. loan that ukraine has already gotten and that is actually enough to cover part of
their debt and that the fact is russia is not even asking them to pay back in full at least half of what heroes and if they do there's a deal for that moscow well actually throw in a retroactive discount on what ukraine owes and that will save the country millions of desperately needs if war but to the present ukraine is this latest disco that was offered the one that was on the table is just too hard it's not enough so when we go from here well here is a perspective on the gas price russia is offering three hundred eighty five dollars per thousand cubic meters which is already eight hundred dollars less than the current running price what's more is that russia has actually guaranteed that rate for a year regardless of whether market prices go up and as a matter of fact even europe's energy chief has called the offer very reasonable. i believe that three hundred eighty five dollars is a reduction that could be considered reasonable depending on the volume and length
of the contract it could even be less than three hundred eighty five and that will then be the final price ok so we've heard what russia is prepared to do what you crane prepared to do we're going to compromise well it doesn't seem like ukraine is going to compromise almost anywhere in fact it has offered its. parry price of three hundred twenty six dollars until a permanent one is agreed upon and that is of course much less than what russia wants on top of that ukraine is refusing to pay back its existing debt until it gets the prize that it wants. why does ukraine feel it's in such a strong position he would have resisted and that is a very big question here and according to gas from c.e.o. ukraine may be listening to a third party advisors let's have a listen. i mean to be perhaps the ukrainians of outside advisors it's just that we've observed from the very beginning of the talks that the ukrainian side never really wanted any compromise or any deal. so who's alexey miller talking over there rather cryptically who are these advisors may be well it's still a bit of
a speculation but we've asked that question to a number of experts and there seems to be a predominant view let's have a listen crane is under instructions from the united states of america very very large industrial companies this is also another subtle way of controlling the europeans remember because when and if russia quite rightly stops delivering gas which isn't paid for of course like last time like the previous two times ukraine will simply siphon off that gas which will cause some problems in europe which will further encourage the europeans to be forced to eventually start buying american very expensive american gas as well that's all part of the business well any rift between russia and the e.u. is really good for america because it is desperate to start selling its own gas if you look at this map right there you can see that europe gets thirty percent of its gas from russian federation and to you and ukraine is actually a major hub on that transport route from russia to europe and what america is
desperate to do is to start selling its own gas but the problem is gas prices in europe right now are too low along on the mid if you took all this out of the equation all the transit through ukraine how does that go to affect the price of gas it would go up would make sure no absolutely and that is exactly what would make shipping all the gas for america to europe actually profitable and of the same time it would hit russia's economy to boot so america stands everything to gain and very little to lose. now energy to come we've got the details of another gas battle being played out on e bay there the prices skyrocketing there all the quantity hasn't even been specified. delivery though is guaranteed. jihadists in iraq are preparing to launch the political mechanism through which they hope to turn the country into a radical islamist state according to reports they plan to form a new government in the city of mosul on sunday the capital of the region they
capture earlier this week the fear is that baghdad will be next extremists from a sunni terrorist group known as isis have made no secret of the capital is their main target having already entrenched themselves in the north of iraq hundreds of iraqi men have responded to a call to arms issued on friday by the country's top shia cleric who urged the nation to join the fight against the radicals and adds as the u.s. deliberates over what kind of assistance to provide and are just going to if you can explains why it was not that what the president obama's message to iraq is the u.s. will help it fight the militants but it will not put boots on the ground he said he would be reviewing a range of options in the coming days this could mean air strikes but the president has not made a decision yet you know something the kate is that it's not up to the u.s. to solve iraq's problems we will not be sending u.s. troops back into combat in iraq but i have asked my national security team to
prepare a range of other options that could help support iraq security forces and i'll be reviewing those options in the days ahead we can't do it for them and in the absence of this type of political effort short term military action including any assistance we might provide won't succeed. the sectarian war in iraq broke out after the u.s. invasion in two thousand and three and has been a source of constant violence ever since it has allowed to the militants with the islamic state of iraq and syria again to gain momentum and recruits the fight against assad in syria is further bolstered these militants and gave them new resources they're now in control of large parts of iraq including iraq's second largest city of mosul the goal of this militant group is to create a caliphate or an islamic state across the bash areas that includes syria and iraq when taking over most heavily armed radicals overran police stations free more than a thousand prisoners from the city jail and to go over the international airport
iraqi forces apparently read in the face of leaving behind uniforms weapons and armored vehicles those could be weapons that the u.s. provided to the iraqi security forces that are now in the hands of these militants more than half a million people have fled seeking refuge the situation for most iraqis is dire and it has been so for years they were promised democracy but all they've seen is violence with no end in sight. the united states spent massive sums of quipping and training the iraqi army before pulling its own troops out of the country political analyst. current events show that this was a huge waste of money. you have to go to the root of the problem the rid of the problem it was the u.s. invasion and occupation of iraq when the second largest city in iraq mosul falls into their hands that means that all this training all this equipping of the
iraqi army and the iraqi security force over there the united states had done spending honey five billion guard of taxpayers' money and i really can't wait that for me there has to be a way to put the country back on track and that the key to that track is really the national reconciliation which is something that the united states when it was occupying a bar of power in iraq did not really think very seriously. coming up after a break a story of selective morality. the one kind you talk about you know. you talk about war crimes and then you saw weapons to the government we find out why the london anti-sexual violence summit chose to ignore cases of abuse in sri lanka . and find out what treats have been prepared for fans attending the world cup as we report for you straight from the action that's going out later in the program here on r.t.
welcome back you're watching r t international britain is increasing its collaboration with the u.s. when it comes to nuclear weaponry raising fears it could lose its deterrent independence the two countries already work very closely sharing intelligence and exchanging prisoners but it's probably a boy who reports such far reaching cooperation might not be benefiting britain's america and britain already shag key and know how in hardware and according to a guardian newspaper scoop that cooperation is to be stepped up even further prompting fresh questions about the independence of the u.k.'s new kid to terror
and if we don't have an independent deterrent which means an independent threat then we might as well just if we want to be protected by nuclear weapons pay the americans a fee and allow them to do it for us the cold war may be over but there are still nearly ten thousand u.s. military personnel stationed in britain at dozens of our a.f. bases under u.s. control that need are still five i know for five you have your bases in britain wires all you have to ask is how many pieces are there in the united states and you know you better think of where america very which we are where it is boring last month the independent on sunday revealed that washington is to spend two hundred million pounds want to revamp of the r.a.f. crouton one of the u.k. bases allegedly involved in mass surveillance revelations about g.c. h.q. and the n.s.a. and they are what we in could be saying that british citizens are actually having
that christmas eve in paid it's a by a country which is supposed to be our closest ally. and friend in the world it's led some voices in the u.k. to question whether american and british interests always overlap britain is now a fairly small in. the powerful country and as we were in the days when we had an empire but we have a national interest we still have a national interest we're still a very big economy we're still an important country but we should exercise that national interest in our interest we shouldn't just slavish we hand over to the americans anything that they want and yet a succession of british leaders have done little to remedy what many see as a lot sided special relationship under the current extradition treaty between britain and america it's much easier for a u.k. citizen to be sent to face trial in the us than the other way around over recent years twice as many people have been extradited from the u.k.
to the us which british prime minister dozens. go that extra limb for the americans objects of commentators have long argued. to many an american the american stuff which means britain is the fifty first states of america. to see london. now these days a sex change no longer requires any surgery denmark has become the first country in europe to make it possible to change gender legally doing so physically our website has a full story. now gone shells out millions to find why people take to the streets to fan their anger at the political system. back to our coverage of the ukraine crisis now over nine a thousand people have fled from the east of the country to russia in the past couple of days as caves military lays waste to towns during its crackdown on the uprising families are being split the man prevented from leaving ukraine while
women and children are allowed to get out or to run cars revisited one refugee camp to hear some of their stories. this typical russian summer camp for children is usually filled with joy however the mood here and in the other three summer camps which have been partly bird it's a refugee camp visit it is far from cheery. ever think has changed for me i used to have a great job at home my husband and i were living great and then one day i had to leave everything behind. here with her son and she's due to give birth in less than a month to another child and like everyone else she has fled the shelling in the east of ukraine to the just the border which stops when you leave home for a while usually want to come back but at some point you realize that you don't have anything to come back to there's no returning to a government which is trying to kill you and destroy all your belongings. lisa
tries her best for the brave and says she's not scared for her life anymore but her worries are far from over i'm very worried about my father and brother the haven't led them out of the country the city they can come here and where various care of for them. you know this movie you. know we were ready for anything someone could have easily thrown a bomb inside a bus during a boss ride we were told not to talk on the phone because someone could be listening and ready to drop bombs on a. nearly nine thousand refugees cross the border with russia in the last couple of days alone most have only one thought in mind the safety of their children organizers volunteers authorities and everybody else involved trying to make the children stay here as carefree as a possible however the kids emotional state is far from camp like sound of a plane or any other loud noise for that matter still shocks them as they search
for the nearest bomb shelter people here are grateful for the aid and shelter some are preparing to head on to stay with relatives or friends in russia while for others these refugee camps are all they have now ramon costa rica artsy south and russia. now enjoy it jolie has been made an ornery dame by the u.k. queen for her humanitarian work she hosted the global summit and sexual violence together with the u.k. foreign secretary which was called to address cases of using rape as a weapon in war zones like syria congo and others but at the conference turned a blind eye to violations in true lanka where the experts estimate thousands were a jury almost thirty years of civil war human rights groups say sexual violation is still used there as a torture method against suspect criminals civilians are also at risk intra land according to un survey every ninety minutes one woman suffers a rape in every day up to five children are abused and there is no participant for
the guilty as most go free are just going underground house that she returns she spoke to human rights advocate bianca jagger and she's convinced the u.k. good norse sri lanka violations because it was fueling the war by selling millions of dollars worth of weapons to the country. i did some research and found reports about how the u.k. send weapons that probably were used in the mass killing of the terminal at the end of the war and even before and it is believed the between seven between fifty to seventy thousand innocent civilians were killed among the tunnels and that is a real prosecution of the time and even today and why is the u.k. government silent and of course they have something to answer because of the sale of weapons to that country because sri lanka holds the presidency of the commonwealth in the one hand you talk about you know the sexual violence and you
talk about war crimes and then you sell weapons to this government. which. just two days into the world cup and the tournament has already thrown up a few surprises none more so than the smashing victory of the netherlands against world champions spain beating them five one but it's not just a football on the pitch that's providing the entertainment there are plenty of other treats on the sidelines too as graham phillips has been finding out. so these are the banks to speak specially constructed on the edge of the city with us for this local two thousand to see how it stretches over several days because we're going to cause a big screen display some seventy days to tens of the find it a bit of a spill. the beans maybe some of these fines see what the pentagon does here this will come two thousand and fourteen is it so hot simply silly play when. you know it's the best you will face and here's. the rub
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